Robert Yuel Wheeler was born 19 October 1925 to Charles Andrew Wheeler and Josephine Irene Wyrick.
Pfc Wheeler landed in France December 1. He had been awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge and Bronze Star for outstanding service in combat with the enemy. PFC Wheeler was killed in action 16 March 1945 near Saarbrucken, Germany. He is buried at White Pine Cemetery, Jefferson County, Tennessee.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 19 October 1925
- Date of death: 16 March 1945
- County: Jefferson
- Hometown: White Pine
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: Company L, 255th Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: White Pine Cemetery, Jefferson County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Bottom Panel
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